FESTIVALS: Poet on a Business Trip Wins ZagrebDox

    International Jury: Nikica Gilic, Nino Kirtadzé and Bruno Gamulin International Jury: Nikica Gilic, Nino Kirtadzé and Bruno Gamulin

    ZAGREB: Poet on a Business Trip by Ju Anqi was awarded The Big Stamp Award for Best Film in the International Competition of the 12th ZagrebDox. The festival took place on 21-28 February 2016.

    The international jury consisted of Bruno Gamulin, Nikica Gilić and Nino Kirtadzé, while the regional competition jury was composed of Claire Aguilar, Marcell Gerö and Silvestar Kolbas. The Little Stamp for Best Young Filmmaker under the age of 35 was judged by a young jury consisting of: Karpo Godina, Dénes Nagy and Daina O. Pusić.

    The Movies That Matter jury consisted of: Giovanni Giommi, Jasna A. Petrović and Tea Vidović. The Teen Dox Award for best film about youth issues was chosen by a jury consisting of students from Zagreb’s IX Gymnasium high school.

    The winners of ZagrebDox Pro were announced on 26 February 2016. Out of a total of 12 selected international documentary projects, four garnered five awards.

    The 12th edition of ZagrebDox screened over 160 films in 17 sections and had over 120 guests from around the world. ZagrebDox is supported by the City of Zagreb, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre and Creative Europe – MEDIA Sub-programme.


    International Competition:

    The Big Stamp Award for Best Film: Poet on a Business Trip (China)
    Directed by Ju Anqi

    Special Mentions:

    The Russian Woodpecker (UK, Ukraine, USA)
    Directed by Chad Gracia


    Tell Spring not to Come This Year (UK)
    Directed by Saeed Taji Farouky

    Regional Competition:

    The Big Stamp for Best Film: 4.7 (Croatia)

    Special Mentions:

    Flotel Europa (Denmark, Serbia)
    Directed by Vladimir Tomić


    Train to Adulthood (Hungary)
    Directed by Klára Trencsény

    The Little Stamp for Best young filmmaker under the age of 35:

    Above and Below (Switzerland, Germany)
    Directed by Nicolas Steiner

    Special Mentions:

    Abdul and Hamza (Serbia)
    Directed by Marko Grba Singh


    Sanja (Croatia)
    Directed by Nikica Zdunić

    The Movies That Matter Award for a film that promotes human rights:

    My Aleppo (USA)
    Directed by Melissa Langer

    Special Mentions:

    Women in Sink (UK)
    Directed by Iris Zaki


    Home (Slovenia)
    Directed by Metod Pevec

    The Teen Dox Award: Landfill Harmonic (Brazil, USA, Norway, Paraguay)
    Directed by Graham Townsley and Brad Allgood.

    My Generation Award: Don Juan (Finland, Sweden)
    Directed by Jerzy Sladkowsky


    The HBO Adria Award (2,000 EUR):

    Talk to Me (Bulgaria)
    Directed by Petya NakovaandKatya Trichkova

    The ZagrebDox Pro award (one-year online mentorship with Catherine Le Clef):

    Paying a Visit to Fortuna (Hungary)
    Directed by Matyas Kalman and Agnes Horwath-Szabo

    The Sheffield Doc Award (one festival pass):

    Paying a Visit to Fortuna (Hungary)
    Directed by Matyas Kalman and Agnes Horwath-Szabo

    International co-production market DOK Leipzig Award (a direct admission to the market):

    When the War Comes (Czech Republic)
    Directed by Jan Gebert, Radovan Sibirt and Viktória Hozzova

    Industry passes for the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival:

    My Marish (Hungary)
    Directed by Bernadett Tuza-Ritter and Julianne Ugrin

    The Excellence Hat Award:

    The New Odyssey (the Netherlands)
    Directed by Gabriel Babsi